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Tain, Highland

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Tain, Highland

Tain is a royal burgh and post town in the committee area of Ross and Cromarty, in the Highland area of Scotland.
Post townTAIN
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNH7881
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01862

Other names by which Tain, Highland has been known in the past


Tain, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Tain, seaport, parl., royal, and police burgh, and par., Ross and Cromarty, on S. shore of Dornoch Firth, 25¾ miles NE. of Dingwall and 44½ N. of Inverness by rail - par., 16,673 ac., pop. 3009; parl. and police burgh, pop. 1742; royal burgh, pop. 2221; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. Tain has a ruined chapel of 13th century, and the collegiate church of St Duthus, founded in 1471. Good golfing links are adjacent to the town. It is one of the Wick District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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